Fourth in a series of four lectures delivered at Pardes by James Kugel, this lecture finishes tracing the arc of the history of Bible interpretation by discussing the consequences of modern Biblical scholarship for Bible interpretation. [Actual version; a previous version was actually audio from the third lecture in the series] Topics: Hebrew Bible, Bible, Bible Scholarship, James Kugel
Fourth in a series of four lectures delivered at Pardes by James Kugel, this lecture finishes tracing the arc of the history of Bible interpretation by discussing the consequences of modern Biblical scholarship for Bible interpretation. Topics: Hebrew Bible, Bible, James Kugel, History, Judaism
Third in a series of lectures by Hebrew Bible and Jewish history scholar James Kugel at the Pardes Institute, tracing the trajectory of Bible interpretation from ancient to modern times. This lecture discusses the beginnings of modern, historical-critical understandings of the Bible. Topics: James Kugel, Hebrew Bible, Bible, history, Judaism
Habakkuk Righteous men see the immorality, injustice, and oppression among them, and often lament such conditions before God. Habakkuk learned that God’s answers to such sins are not necessarily the answers the people of God, righteous or unrighteous, want to hear. Habakkuk is the thirty-fifth book in most English Bibles; in the Hebrew Bible it is part of the Nevi’im, the Prophets; in the Greek Septuagint Habakkuk is the eighth of the Duodecim(Latinized; Dodeka in Greek), “the Twelve.”... Topics: old testament, prophets, hebrew bible, habakkuk, faith, judgment, hebrew bible, habakkuk, prophet,...
Robert Alter, literary critic and Hebrew Bible translator, discusses the inherent difficulties in rendering ancient Hebrew prose and poetry for modern English speakers, in a lecture delivered at Villanova University. Topics: Robert Alter, Hebrew Bible, Bible, Translation, Bible Translation
Here I explore other building blocks of Satan's story from Israelite culture by looking at arrogant foreign kings and angels or messengers of God in the Hebrew Bible. favorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Satan, Judaism, Israelite culture, Hebrew Bible, Devil, religion, ancient history
Second in a series of lectures delivered by Hebrew Bible scholar and historian James Kugel at the Pardes Institute, on the subject of Bible interpretation from ancient times through the present. This lecture presents the book of Jubilees, a Jewish work from late in the period BCE that Kugel frames as a very early commentary on the book of Genesis. Topics: Jubilees, Genesis, Bible, Hebrew Bible, James Kugel, history
Here I discuss the importance of the prophets in the Hebrew Bible for the subsequent development of apocalypticism, beginning with a survey of important events in the history of Israel and discussion of a passage in Ezekiel (chs. 37-39). Topics: apocalyptic, apocalypticism, prophets, Hebrew bible, israelite, ezekiel, exile, restoration
In this lecture, James Kugel, a Jewish scholar of the Bible, lays out what we know about the earliest interpretations of the Hebrew Bible, and discusses how those early interpreters have influenced readers of the Bible down to the present day. Topics: James Kugel, Bible, Hebrew Bible, Bible interpretation, history, Jewish history
Abraham is often described as the common father of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the three traditions that venerate his memory. Noted Harvard Professor of Jewish Studies, Jon D. Levenson argues that Abraham both separates and links the surviving Abrahamic religious communities and does so in interesting ways. Topics: Hebrew Bible, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Abraham, Bible, Jon D Levenson
Introduction Massoretico-Critical Edition to Hebrew Bible by Christian Ginsburg. This Introduction explains Ginsburg Massorah publication and the Massoretic tradityion. I would have added it to my earlier submission but could not locate the pdf file. Here is the one volume edition, and the two vols. The two volume copy I could not find its publisher in digital form.mjm,2010. Topics: massorah, hebrew bible, ginsburg, textual criticism, sopherim, transmission
Dr. Jon D Levenson, Hebrew Bible scholar and professor of Jewish studies at Harvard, delivers a lecture on a controversial passage in the Psalms. Topics: Psalms, Jon D Levenson, Harvard, Hebrew Bible, Bible
Dr. Jon D Levenson, Hebrew Bible scholar and professor of Jewish studies at Harvard, speaks about the story in Genesis 22 known as the Binding of Isaac, in which God tells Abraham to sacrifice his son, with special attention to the difficulties of teaching this passage to college students, referencing both the Bible story and the Jewish traditions around the story. Topics: Binding of Isaac, Aqedah, Jon D Levenson, Genesis, Hebrew Bible, Midrash, Judaism
Librivox recording of The Book of Proverbs from the American Standard Version. Read by Sam Stinson. Proverbs, a book of the Old Testament, is a collection of pithy Biblical sayings. It is wisdom literature by multiple authors, including Solomon. Throughout the book, Lady Wisdom and Lady Folly struggle to get the attention of the simple, leading them to glory or disgrace. (Summary by Sam Stinson) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org. Download M4B... Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, Bible, American Standard Version, Old Testament, Tanakh, Hebrew... Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The Second Temple Period proved to be a challenging time for Israel. How could they serve YHWH despite foreign oppression? Through Daniel, Esther, Nehemiah, and Esther, God would show the way.Jews in the Second Temple Period: DanielJews in the Second Temple Period: EstherJews in the Second Temple Period: NehemiahJews in the Second Temple Period: Ezra Topics: jewish people, old testament, daniel, esther, nehemiah, ezra, hebrew bible, second temple
A sermon on Job 38:1-41 and some of the narrative structure directly preceding. Preached for Proper 24 (29) on 10/21/2012. Approx. 20 mins. Content copyrighted by creator and uploader. Topics: sermon, Job, grace, God, Old Testament, Hebrew Bible, Proper 24 (29), Revised Common Lectionary...
Here I discuss 1 Enoch's expanded story of the fallen angels headed by Azazel and Semyaz (based an interpretation of Genesis 6), which came to play a crucial role in the emerging story of Satan. Topics: Satan, devil, 1 enoch, fallen angels, ancient Judaism, early Christianity, Genesis, flood, Hebrew...
Our third episode features a look at the religeous rights frustration over the new republican canidates as well as a counter-apologetics segment that debunks the "science" behind the Family Research Institutes attacks on homosexual parents. Also featured is a new segment: The Skeptics Sunday School. On the Skeptics Sunday school we draw upon biblical criticism, archeology, and comparative mythology (and the bible itself)to illuminate bible stories and doctrines. This is stuff you... Topics: Religeous Right, Skeptics Sunday School, Hebrew Bible, Old Testiment, Bible, human sacrifice,...
Librivox recording of the Book of Deuteronomy from the American Standard Version. Read by Sam Stinson. "Deuteronomy (Greek: Δευτερονόμιον, "second law") or Devarim (Hebrew: דְּבָרִים, literally "things" or "words") is the fifth book of the Hebrew Bible, and the fifth of five books of the Jewish Torah/Pentateuch. A large part of the book consists of five sermons delivered by Moses reviewing the previous forty years of wandering in the... Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, audio book, religion, bible, Deuteronomy, Devarim,... Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of The Bible in Modern English: Genesis - Judges, 1 & 2 Samuel, translated by Ferrar Fenton. Read by Mark Penfold. Work on the translation began in 1853 by a London businessman called Ferrar Fenton (1832–1920). The complete Bible was first published in 1903, though parts were published as separate volumes during the preceding 11 years. The translation is noted for a rearranging of the books of the Bible into what the author believed was the correct chronological order.... Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, audio book, religion, bible, Fenton, Hebrew Bible, Torah, God, the... Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Orlov, Andrei A., 1960– Resurrection of the Fallen Adam: Ascension, Transfiguration, and Deification of the Righteous in Early Jewish Mysticism / Russian State University for the Humanities; Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies; The Sector of Comparative Studies of Eastern and Western Cultures; translations from English by A. V. Markov, I. Ju. Miroshnikov, N. N. Seleznyov; edited by N. N. Seleznyov. – Moscow: IOCS RSUH, 2014. – 464 pp. – ISBN 978-5-98604-435-4. Topics: Religion, Gnosticism, Jewish Studies, Patristics, History of Religion, New Testament, History of...
byC.D. Ginsburg, Ben Chayyim, Ben Hakkim, Elias Levita, Leo Judah, Estienne, Daniel Bomberg,
Introduction to the Masoretico-critical edition of the Hebrew Bible 01 Finally glad to post this. This is the Premier book on the study of Old Testament Manuscripts, and the source material for them. Written by scholar Christian D. Ginsburg. (his wikipedia page is at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_David_Ginsburg ) This has been divided into 2 sections (Downloads). A Table of Content has been clarified (for those who are beginners into this kind of material). The charts have been... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Christian_David_Ginsburg, Ben Hakkim, Ben Hakim, Ben Chayim, Ben Chayyim, Leo Judah, Hebrew Bible,...